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to where we are right now. (laughter) he reporter: vice president biden arrived in detroit armed with this answer. >> you want to know whether we're better off? i've got a little bumper sticker ffr you. "osama bin laden is dead and general motors is alive!" >> reporter: by some measures, americans are better off today. home prices are up and jobs are being created. however, median income, jim, is down since the president took office and unemployment is higher than when he came to office. it's now 8.3%. >> axelrod: bob schieffer is our chief washington correspondent and the anchor of "face the nation." e thoins us from the time warner cable arena in charlotte. bob, what do you think we'll hear from the democrats starting tomorrow night? ta you know, jim, in 1996 bob dole, who was a world war ii wro, said that he wanted to be a link to the greatest generation, the people of that era and return america to their values. bill clinton came along and said etell, that's really nice but sai i want to do is be a bridge ce the future." aat's what you're going to hear a lot of at this conven
asked dean reynolds to look at why detroit is in high gear. >> reporter: five million americans either build or sell cars and trucks. today workers showing up for the mid-day shift at g.m.'s plant in arlington, texas, were smiling. >> that's wonderful. i hope they keep going up. everybody here needs to keep working. >> reporter: sales growth in august exceeded the predicts of industry analysts and led usually cautious company executives, like kurt mcneil of g.m., to crow about their progress. >> when you think about all the jobs that we provide to the u.s. and the supply base, it's incredibly important and it will continue to become more and more important to this great country. >> reporter: a small bump in the construction industry fueled pick-up sales and easier financing helped move s.u.v.s and sudans. industry analysts joe wiesenfelder of cars.com says car makers have recovered from the recession. >> there's no doubt the u.s. industry is in better shape than it was four years ago. it's really returning more to the way things were before 2008. >> reporter: the u.s. industry is now o
16% in july. in detroit they jumped more than 6%. and in denver prices were up nearly 5.5%. all of that good news for the folks who are keeping up with their mortgages. but people facing foreclosure are running into a new problem. nationally, the availability of rentals is now at its lowest rate since 2001. barry petersen has been looking into this. >> reporter: when john and gina burnett bought their home in suburban denver they thought they'd spend the rest of their lives here with gina's son keith who has down syndrome. but john lost his job three years ago in the construction industry. >> what happened to all of the jobs? where'd they go? >> reporter: now they face losing their house to foreclosure and for them an unplanned transition from home owner to renter. >> it's very hard. it's painful. it's frustrating. >> reporter: does it feel unfair that this is happening to you? >> we've done everything we possibly could to keep this from happening and-- i'm sorry. and-- >> reporter: but it's happening. >> yeah. >> reporter: and as more foreclosed families need apartments, they a
opponent said we should just let detroit go bankrupt-- ( booing ) don't boo, vote. you know, that-- that-- that would have meant walking away from an industry that supports one in eight ohio jobs. >> reporter: white, working class voters make up 50% of the electorate, and, scott, nearly six in ten of them told us they consider the auto bailout a success. >> pelley: nancy, thank you. governor romney's campaign, of course, is based on the idea that he's a mister fix-it for the economy, but our poll of ohio voters found that most believe the president would do a better job on the economy, 51% to 45%. they give the president a ten- point advantage on taxes, too, 53 to 43. on dealing with the deficit, however, governor romney comes out on top, 49 to 45. jan crawford is covering in toledo tonight, jan. >> reporter: well, scott, after getting off his economic message and now taking hit in the polls, the romney campaign is shifting some of its strategies and we're starting to see that on the trail. to better connect with voters, romney is campaigning more with three events today in ohio. >> we'r
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